Decision made

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:35 am
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After thinking about it - in a vague, back of the head, sort of way - last night I finally decided that I'm not going to go to the 2nd and 3rd conferences in July, which are back-to-back in different cities in the Netherlands. I really would love to go, not only because I would like to go to the Netherlands but because I usually enjoy the first of the two conferences and I had a really good time at the last meeting of the second of the two.

I have no choice but to go to the 1st conference in July, which is in Paris (ugh. I know, not the popular opinion of Paris), as I'm presenting a paper at a thing which has turned into a huge fucking deal and keeps spawning related projects. I'd really rather not go but what can you do. Unless there's some sort of last minute emergency, I'm going.

But I'm not presenting at the other two and it's a second trip to Europe in the same month, with airfare, 2 weeks lodging, 2 sets of conference registration fees, and 2 weeks of cat sitting (which is not cheap). Not to mention 10 days of precious vacation time. I was feeling stressed about the whole thing. Paris is stressful enough, given the huge fucking deal it's turned into.

I've got enough stress with all the writing projects that are on-going. And now maybe I can take a week this summer and go on a research trip to New York state instead of putting it off until next year. And maybe I can buy a slighter nicer sleeper sofa or futon for the bedroom that I want to turn into an office.

FML part 4,567

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:24 am
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The ridiculous speeding ticket I got July 2016 finally went to a hearing. The judge decided I was guilty, and my lawyer apparently just said, "Whelp, nothing for me to say or do." The law office e-mailed me my high-traffic RL account once, didn't call me, so when I received a bill for a Full Driving Responsibility Assessment of $300 in the mail last night, due 3/17, I was very surprised and then called to find out WTF happened. And apparently the DMV will eventually send me another bill for a ticket fee of $203, due either 3/14 or 3/15, but the law office says the DMV can get backed up so maybe instead of waiting for that letter I should just physically go to the DMV myself and pay it now. The NY DMV website is a joke that won't let me make an account so I can't consult that. Why would the DMV make it easy to pay the money it's extorting? Far more fun to make people worry they'll lose their license for not paying on time.

So that's $503 I'm getting hosed for. Nice that the cop in 2016 could ruin lives within mere minutes of his time. Overclocking how fast I was going? Nabbing me in a zone that doesn't have a speed limit posted? The judge will support him whenever the case finally gets heard.

I think I'll wait to see if the thing for $203 shows up in the mail tonight or tomorrow because I don't have the spoons to do a pilgrimage to the DMV right now.

Philatelic Friday

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:28 am
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philatelic \ ˌfi-​lə-​ˈte-​lik:
According to Merriam-Webster: [relating to] the collection and study of postage and imprinted stamps : stamp collecting


So, hey! I just found out that this Marvin Gaye stamp is coming out soon from the US Postal Service! I love him so much.

postage stamp ft. Marvin Gaye

Isn't it pretttty?

There are more 2019 issues listed here. Are you excited about any of the upcoming stamps? I've only checked the USPS ones, but surely there are some cool non-USPS issues in the works. :)

Happy Friday, everyone!

Most sincerely,
S.
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Kompromat: Or, Revelations from the Unpublished Portions of Andrea Manafort’s Hacked Texts - Los Angeles Review of Books

A characteristic arc of the #MeToo-era story is that it begins in innocence, travels through serial abuses of power, and finally (and most importantly) ends. My relationship with the abuser is over. I left him. I left that professional situation. I realized I was being abused. I went to therapy. It’s over. It’s done. I never saw him again. These are stories of survival, escape, resolution, and catharsis.


Life rarely works so neatly, however. The cultural predominance of such narratives can be attributed to a willingness of people to speak only once they are safely finished with a professional or personal relationship. We lack ways to unravel the intricate complicities negotiated when experiencing or witnessing ongoing abusive behavior in the family, in the workplace, among our social networks.




A friend of mine sent me this long and thoughtful article, on allegations I had not seen regarding Paul Manafort pressuring his wife to participate in dubiously consensual semi-private cuck scenes with multiple black men hired to participate. (The allegations are from the hack of their daughter Andrea's texts, deriving mostly but not entirely from conversations with her sister.)

Even if US Politics isn't your current thing, though, I think the piece is interesting as a broader discussion of the way that media handles (and has in the past handled) sexual assault allegations, coercion allegations, and allegations of sexual misconduct--and it does grapple with how to handle things like this allegation, which happened a) without the participation or endorsement of the victim, b) comes along with very racially charged asides that inform the accused's political behavior, c) would have cost the victim much to bring up, including loss of face and possibly loss of livelihood, and d) has been almost startlingly untouched for months despite the scandalous nature of it. What's the media's role and responsibility when things like this come up?

As a total aside, I am also fascinated by the convention of rendering texts rather like lines of poetry, both in the blockquoted presentation of larger conversations and quotations of a few texts at a time.

Early Warning Signs of Spring

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:28 am
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There were snowdrops in the little patch of park attached to my apartment building. I saw one or two other patches on my way to the metro this morning, too. They're still in fairly tight bud, but they seem to have sprung out, vividly green and white from the melting snow and dead seeming grass under the paperbark maples.

It's a start.

Mrs. Maisel-fic

Feb. 22nd, 2019 05:12 pm
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Title: A Moment
Fandom: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 794
Characters/pairing Midge Maisel/Lenny Bruce
Warnings: Unresolved sexual tension, non-descriptive mention of kink.
Summary: Midge visits Lenny in his hotel room.
AN: This is what happens when I binge-watch Mrs. Maisel and fall a little in love with the idea of Midge/Lenny. It won’t happen, but the actors have such great chemistry between them, and this little fic suddenly sprung into my mind.

Being scent-oriented I imagine Midge would wear White Shoulders by Evyan. Launched In the 1940s it has been called “the iconic American scent” and with its notes of neroli, tuberose, aldehydes, gardenia, jasmine, orris, lily-of-the-valley, rose, lilac, sandalwood, amber, musk, oakmoss, civet, and benzoin I imagine it would suit Midge well.

The fic on AO3
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Share your recent fave fics/fanworks in the comments! They can be new or just new to you. :D

#220: blue waffle

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:05 am
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What is one thing you wish you could unsee?

Feel free to answer in the comments or paste the code below into your own journal to answer the question.

Chocolate Box reveals!

Feb. 22nd, 2019 10:27 am
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I ended up writing six stories and just short of 16k for Chocolate Box.


Upside Down [MCU/Narnia, Bucky/Rilian, 1.5k] for spellboundreader316
In the third year of Rilian's reign, a stranger comes to Narnia.

This was my assignment, a first-meetings fic wherein Bucky winds up in Narnia at some relatively handwave-y before TWS would have happened. Of course, having a supersoldier running around in the forest causes a bit of talk, and it's up to Rilian to go find out what's going on. My first posted attempt at a Rilian POV.


you go whistling in the dark (and i follow) [MCU/Narnia, 6.1k] for spellboundreader316
Bucky meets Rilian in his dreams.
Years later, so does the Soldier.

This was a second fic for my recip, posted the day before author reveals. It's a longer fic where they meet in their dreams as kids, and periodically after that, including while Rilian is the Black Knight and Bucky is the Winter Soldier.


Feelings and Livers [MCU/Venom, 785 words] for lionessvalenti
Hydra finds Venom. Venom finds Bucky.
 
I'd been wanting to tool around with these two ever since I saw them nominated for another exchange and my brain went "!!!!!!" So this treat was basically inevitable as soon as she requested them.


Catching [MCU, Bucky/Shuri, 690 words] for Snickfic
"What do you think, doc? Am I gonna make it?"
"...I think maybe we should have used a condom after all," Shuri said.

I've loved this pairing for a while. Hadn't intended to write it, but then snick had a line about "no pregnancy for this pairing, unless Bucky is the one who's pregnant" in their letter, and I...jumped on that. Immediately. As in, most of this treat was written before assignments had even gone out.
 

Better Than Three [X-Men: Apocalypse, Jean/Peter/Scott, 4.7k] for VampirePaladin
It's been a while since any of them were alone...but now that they have each other, Jean, Peter, and Scott are searching for other survivors in a world ravaged by zombies.
 
When VP came up as an initial pinch hit, I figured I could write 300 words of a rare trio I've written before, no problem. Then I decided I'd make it the sequel to Better Than One, and it got, uh...longer.


Waiting [Original Work, Princess/Female Shapeshifting Dragon, 1.9k] for Morbane
You're born to feed the dragon.
No one ever tells you so, of course. It's not something your nursemaid whispers to you as you suckle at her breast. It's not something your tutor teaches you, when you learn your letters and numbers and wars. Rather, it's in the silences, in the spaces in-between. It's in the way your parents never come to your nursery, while they visit your sisters and brothers near-daily; it's in the way no one will ever answer you why, if you're the eldest, it's your next-younger sister being groomed for the throne.
 
Another treat. This one was a perfect storm of "oh, there's second person POV in their likes?" + "oh, this request involves a dragon?" Either of these conditions will make me consider writing a thing, but both means I am certain to at least sit down at my computer and try. Anyway, I'm pleased with how it came out, ,and even more pleased that I now have enough Original Works to request it for Remix.
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A little idle talk of this and that
Star Wars/AtLA; Obi-Wan, Iroh, Aang, ensemble; g; 4,050 words
On his way to Tatooine with Luke, Obi-Wan makes an unexpected stop for tea in Ba Sing Se.

Title from "A Little Gossip" from Man of LaMancha. Also, thanks to everyone who had suggestions about tea.

Read it at AO3.

a little gossip, a little chat / a little idle talk of this and that )

~*~

Feedback is adored.

~*~
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Your relationships change

It’s hard to be a good employee when you need extended time off. It’s hard to be a good friend when you cancel plans last minute. It’s hard to be a good partner or parent when you barely have the energy to get out of bed. No matter how much you try to explain, people expect you to get better already — and when you don’t, they resent you, consciously or not. Some relationships end entirely, casualties of an unfair and misunderstood illness, while others get stronger as you find your true support system.

But most of all, your relationship with yourself changes. You grieve a version of yourself that doesn’t exist anymore, and a future version that looks different than you’d planned.

You might have to give up career goals, hobbies and family plans, learning a “new normal” in their place. “In trauma therapy we call this ‘integration,’ the task of integrating a new reality into one’s life and worldview,” Mr. Lundquist said. “This emotional work can look a lot like grief therapy for a passing loved one.” Try to be patient as you get to know the new version of yourself.

“Having a chronic illness is a series of continuous ups and downs where some things that work for a while won’t and so on,” said Alicia Aiello, president of Girls With Guts, an organization that empowers women with IBD and ostomies. “Be open to this change.”

- Tessa Miller



ETA This too:
Writing about chronic illness is impossible. How do you explain the inner workings of a broken body that society expects (demands) to heal? How do you illustrate pain so extreme it makes you leave your body and crawl on the ceiling — the secret pain that healthy people don’t know exists? How do you resolve your two selves — the one that passes for “normal” and the one that survives, hidden at home and in hospitals? How much of the second self do you reveal to family, friends, strangers? How do you share the loneliness? How do you say that the “get well” cards are nice and all but you’re never going to get better? How does anyone talk about the sacred things that are so deeply part of us?

....A lot of days, I feel “normal.” A lot of days I don’t. But I’m here. I’m here. I’m here.

- Tessa Miller

Area

Feb. 22nd, 2019 09:11 am
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Before I say any more about isolated classes, I need to say a few words about area. The word has a slightly different meaning in the circles I move in, and I'd like to clarify that. I'll refer to the vernacular meaning as "absolute area"; "area", by itself, will refer to the technical meaning.

First off, an indication of the difficulties involved. Consider the quadrilateral with vertices A(0,0), B(1,1), C(1,0), D(0,1). This quadrilateral is shaped like a bow tie. What is its area? A natural answer might be the sum of the absolute areas of the two triangles it encloses, but that turns out to be an inconvenient choice mathematically.

The definition of area that I use rests on two declarations. First, the area of a triangle is the absolute area if the vertices are given in counterclockwise order; it's the negative of the absolute area if they are given in clockwise order. (This is related to the fact that a two-by-two matrix can have negative determinant, if you took and remember any linear algebra.) Second, if you have a polygon ABC..TU, its area may be computed by selecting a point Z and adding up the areas of the triangles ZAB, ZBC, ..., ZTU, ZUA. It turns out that the choice of Z makes no difference - the sum is the same, no matter where Z is.

For example, consider the triangle with vertices A(0,0), B(1,0), and C(0,1). The vertices ABC are given in counterclockwise order, so the area is the absolute area, which is 1/2. If you chose Z in the interior, all three of ZAB, ZBC, ZCA would also be counterclockwise, and obviously the area of ABC is the sum of the areas of those triangles. But what if you chose Z = (1,1)? Note that the triangles ZAB and ZCA are both counterclockwise, but ZBC is clockwise, so we get the sum of the absolute areas of ZAB (1/2) and ZCA (1/2), *minus* the absolute area of ZBC (1/2), so the area is 1/2 + 1/2 - 1/2 = 1/2. The same thing will happen for any choice of Z.

As for the bow-tie quadrilateral, the simplest choice of Z is at the intersection of AD and BC, (1/2, 1/2). Now ZAB is counterclockwise, but ZCD is clockwise, so the area is the absolute area of ZAB minus the absolute area of ZCD, or 1/2 - 1/2; the quadrilateral has area 0. (ZBC and ZDA are degenerate triangles, with area 0.)

If you want a challenge, work out the area of the hexagon whose vertices are A(0,0), B(1,0), C(1,1), D(1/3,1/3), E(2/3,1/3), and F(0,1).
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Title: Penance
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, mentions Jack, Team, the Doctor.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 918
Spoilers: Cyberwoman.
Summary: Jack has gone, vanished without a trace, and as far as Ianto has been able to tell, he hasn’t left a note or message of any kind.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 255: Amnesty, using Challenge 145: Metal. Also for the ‘Purgatory’ square on my bingo card.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.



Penance... )

Fanfic Friday: the fate of the fan

Feb. 22nd, 2019 03:11 pm
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Each Friday we talk about the fanfics we read this week. Previous months have been hosted by [personal profile] ineptshieldmaid and [personal profile] shy_magpie. The masterpost is here. Check out the master post for previous rec rounds.

This is my last week of hosting! Next friday is already march! Time flies! Next time we meet up at [personal profile] sylvaine.

If you are interested in hosting for a month or week, contact [personal profile] shy_magpie or leave a comment here.

Rules: comment here with the fics you read or link to your own post. Please use the AO3 share code or use the same style of warnings so everyone knows what they are getting into.

My list goes under the cut: Read more... )

American fash.

Feb. 23rd, 2019 12:46 am
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Long, two-parter essay on the emerging American fascism (second part).

Mirrored from alis.me.

like magnets

Feb. 22nd, 2019 09:44 am
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title: like magnets
rating: teen
wordcount: 1,661
summary: Steve dies, and argues with God.

excerpt:

“I’m dead, aren’t I?” Steve asks, tilting his head at the being again.

Not-Erskine nods again. “You really weren’t supposed to make it this long…” He -- It -- They -- flick a hand behind them, and suddenly Steve’s life begins to play, flashes of memories, of faces, of things he’d done. They go quick, just blinks, mere nanoseconds in time as flicker across the white.

Cool Stuff Friday

Feb. 22nd, 2019 09:30 am
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Friday needs to stop stalking the Amazon page for Terminal Uprising, checking for reviews and sales rank…

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

Taste The Rainbow

Feb. 22nd, 2019 02:00 pm
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Posted by Jen

[gazing dramatically into distance]  

Sooome... WHERE.... oooover the rainbow!

My, oh my.

 

There's a cake that I heard of

Once that I'd like to buy.

 

Some... ONE... spelled out the colors!

 

Chris is "blue."

 

Why... did... the wreck-er-a-tor

Pipe the instructions, too?

 

Someday I'll get into my car
And drive until the wrecks are far behind me!

("Scarlett around the Edge")

 

Where "banquet"'s spelled right in the shops

And no one tries to sell cake flops

That's where yooouuu'll FIIINNND me!

 

Some... WHERE... ooover the rainbow

Bakers try.

 

They... don't... write out instructions

Those are the cakes I'll buy.

 

If happy customers can buy

Cakes with a "rainbow"
why ooohh whyyyy
caaaaan't I?

 

Thanks to Tristan S., Vern M., Tim L., Debi G., Sarah B., David H., Brenda T., Karen B., Stephanie D., and Sahara H. for really bringing the house down.

*****

Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

And from my other blog, Epbot:

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Title: Jeremy Clarkson Test Rides the BGD 2000
Artist: miss_s_b
Rating: G
Fandom: Top Gear/The Grand Tour
Characters/Pairings: Jeremy Clarkson, a bloody great dragon
Content Notes: media: random lump of card I found lying about, Yard-o-led Viceroy Victorian fountain pen, Diamine saddle brown ink, Caran D'ache water brush, water.

image under cut )

What were they thinking? Pg 54

Feb. 22nd, 2019 01:00 pm
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Posted by Nathan

We tend to think that government is inherently hierarchical, with chiefs on top. Or that it requires social institutions like religion. But for most of human history, we did just fine without either.

Gee, I wonder what’ll be at the top of the next page!

This is only 2/3 of the page I intended to put up, but this seems like a good break point, this much was complete, and I didn’t want to make you wait for the rest of it.

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Feb. 22nd, 2019 08:56 am
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Last night was the first night since Saturday that I slept through the night. No waking at 1am or 2 or 3 and being awake for hours. Ugh. I'm going to attribute my day of weepiness to being over-tired. I feel great this morning.

Interesting Links for 22-02-2019

Feb. 22nd, 2019 01:38 pm
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Song of the day: Se7en, "Cold"

Feb. 22nd, 2019 07:28 am
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 Born in 1984 and debuting in 2003, Se7en is one of the older generation of K-pop idols.  His career seems to have pretty much ended during his military service in 2013-15 - his contract which his agency expired while he was in the military and they chose not to renew it.  After getting out, he started his own agency and released one album, but seems to have pretty much disappeared after 2016.

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Feb. 22nd, 2019 06:46 pm
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please comment!!! should I fuck around and change all my urls to intimatopia including here? is this a good decision or is it the adhd gremlin talking? am I going to regret this?
pros: better url
cons: my email still says nerdflighter and the difference will drive me crazy inside a week
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February 22nd, 2019: Thanks to everyone who came out in Chicago last night! I had a great time, you were an AMAZING CROWD, and I really hope we can do it again soon. <3

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Shen Wei, a dramaverse masterpost

Feb. 22nd, 2019 08:00 am
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Hi everyone! *waves* I've been lurking in the comm for awhile because I didn't have much to contribute but I've started rewatching Guardian for the dual purpose of squeeing over Zhao Yunlan and Shen Wei and doing research for fic planning. I hadn't found any comprehensive references for the show so I decided that since I was going to be taking extensive notes, I might as well start putting something together. So here's a Shen Wei masterpost. It's not complete yet because there are still many episodes I need to go back through but I'll continue to add to it.

There is a small group of us over on fediverse trying to put together a wiki for Guardian, by the way. If you want to contribute in any way, we'd love to have you. If not, feel free to use it as a reference. There's not much on there yet but hopefully there will be more soon.

Anyway, I hope you find the masterpost helpful! Let me know if any corrections need to be made. I've started working on one for the Hallows and I'm planning on doing one for Zhao Yunlan as well. 
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I was just browsing my WIP folder when I discovered this fic that I had apparently finished but had never posted:

Red Ink (1385 words) by Ruuger
Fandom: Castle, The Mentalist
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Patrick Jane & Richard Castle
Characters: Patrick Jane, Kimball Cho, Richard Castle, Kate Beckett
Summary: "To Castle's disappointment, the crime scene turned out to be just another boring alleyway in an equally boring industrial district. He'd opted to skip the premiere for the new James Bond movie because of the promise of a gruesomely mutilated dead body, but he was already beginning to regret his choice."
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I posted some thoughts on the Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan relationship timeline and 'canonical getting together' over at my journal!

With pictures to make up for any wrongness on the internet. *g*
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We visited my mom and her husband in Florida! It was a bit warmer than usual, mid-80s; their pool was about 70F, so the kids and Chad had a blast and I watched from the side, as usual. We took an airboat tour of the Everglades and saw little dolphins super-close; found shark teeth and shells and dogs on the beach; and generally had a nice unstressful vacation. (The air travel was not the greatest, but we didn't have to stay overnight in an airport hotel like we did coming back from our New Year's trip, so hey.)


A couple links:


Because G+ is shutting down, my community there is testing other social media platforms, and we've moved on to federated/distributed ones. I have a Hubzilla account on an experimental fannish instance, and also a Mastodon account that I haven't started using yet but will soon, probably. If you've got a compatible account, feel free to add me/let me know!

(I really like the idea of Hubzilla and I want someone to make a turnkey install so that I can host my own, a la WordPress, which seems vastly unlikely at the moment, alas.)


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This post comes out of discussion in [personal profile] asya_ana 's (locked) post on what level of canon the same-sex relationship in Guardian can be considered. In the context of thinking about whether this show is more of an "LGBT show" or a "slashy show", I touched on some of my (possibly minority) views regarding the progression of the relationship in the series. [personal profile] extrapenguin poked me about that comment, but I didn't want to hijack the post with All My Thoughts on what happens where in canon or not, and also this needed some time to pull together coherently.

My comment was:

I'm starting to think I may be a minority of one in at least the active fandom, but I actually don't think we see the getting-together on the show. Not because we don't see it / they can't say it, but because for any point in the show (with one exception, very late) where I could go, 'okay, is this when it happened?' there is a thing that happens afterwards that to me actively contradicts them being a couple. And it keeps weirding me out because their interpersonal dynamic in everyday stuff reads very couple-y, but, yeah, those contradictions.

Now it's Friday and clearly what I needed was an old school timesink ship excavation post to start off the weekend, so, yeah, here are All My Thoughts on Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlan being in a canonical established relationship, and the where and how and maybe not, as a separate post. With pictures!!! Which are not strictly necessary but that way, even if you think I'm Wrong On The Internet, there is pretty!

Spoiler info: at this point, the post contains spoilers up to and including episode 33. I'll amend if comments take it further but might not manage in real time. [ETA: comment threads contain spoilers for the final episodes!]

Two framing remarks for where I'm coming from with this post and my reading of canon: Canon and censorship framework )


'Okay, is this when it happened?' - Shen Wei, Zhao Yunlan, and canon milestones

Episodes 13 to 33 )


Disclaimers )
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Masterlist of Dandelion posts

Time for Jiyeon, the cute, affectionate little kitten! Wait, sorry, the adult man pretending to be a cute, affectionate little kitten.

Still deciding how I feel about this one, but it was certainly something.

Content notes: rape threats, and...idk? I just have this weird feeling about some stuff?

Read more... )
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Title: Same Old, Same Old
Author:[archiveofourown.org profile] Ruuger
Rating: General Audiences
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswald
Warnings: n/a
Spoilers: "Witch's Familiar"
Summary: A bit of shameless h/c set right after "Witch's Familiar" ends.

A collection of links

Feb. 22nd, 2019 10:53 am
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I'm at home today, because this evening (too early to be able to get there after finishing work), I am going to be fulfilling a lifelong ambition and seeing Massive Attack live in concert! And not just any concert — an anniversary show focusing on the music from their Mezzanine album. Seeing my favourite band of all time perform the songs from my favourite album of all time is just so amazing. Fifteen-year-old Ronni would be astonished at her good fortune!

As a result of being home, I've been trundling back through my reading page, and come bearing links.

First up, if you, like me, recently watched Russian Doll and loved it, [personal profile] rachelmanija has set up a discussion post here. Spoilers are allowed in the comments.

I really shouldn't sign up for multiple exchanges simultaneously, but the new [community profile] peakyblindersficexchange sounds right up my alley. I love the show, and definitely think we need more fic for this fandom. If you're interested in participating, the various deadlines are there in the Dreamwidth account. It seems to use OR matching, and matches on relationships rather than characters, and my impression is that if you don't see your chosen relationship(s) in the tagset you can request that they be added. Assignments are a 500-word minimum.

If you, like me, adore the 'absolute unit' meme (basically, square sheep), you will also adore [personal profile] bironic's latest fanvid. I've embedded the Ao3 link below.

Squares Are Everywhere (90 words) by bironic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: "Absolute unit" livestock meme
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: cows - Character, Sheep - Character, Pigs - Character
Additional Tags: Memes, Humor, archival images, Art, Video, Embedded Video, Fanvids
Series: Part 58 of vids by bironic
Summary:

"In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit." Or: improbably shaped livestock.



This feels peak millennial, but I discovered this poem, 'The Ex-Girlfriends Are Back From the Wilderness' by Hera Lindsay Bird via Florence Welch's Instagram account, and I kind of love it. like too much Persephone and not enough underworld…/wearing nothing but an arts degree. I feel seen.

I hope you're all having wonderful Fridays.
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[personal profile] smallhobbit posting in [community profile] fan_flashworks
Title: Four-footed Intelligence
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: G
Length: 525 words
Summary: Inspector Stanley Hopkins (Met River Police) is after drug smugglers, with the assistance of PD Cedric, meanwhile Sherlock is supposed to be taking Stanley's cat to the vet.

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Feb. 22nd, 2019 05:24 am
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